‘Langdell on the Structure of Intellectual Property’

“Christopher Columbus Langdell is best known as a Legal Formalist who sought to develop an autonomous and deductive approach to legal analysis. Some of his most prominent contributions were in trying to identify the structure of rights and wrongs. Hidden within his body of work is a short five-page paper entitled Patent Rights and Copy Rights (12 Harvard Law Review 553 (1899)) where he tries to understand the precise analytical structure of statutory patents and copyrights. Langdell makes a number of interesting points in the paper, but what I found most compelling …” (more)

[Shyam Balganesh, New Private Law, 8 May]

First posted 2015-05-08 06:20:16

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